Hope everyone had a magnificent St. Patrick's Day yesterday!
Came up with a finale Leg in Kauai, Hawaii and thought I'd share it before going to sleep.
Auckland (Auckland Airport) to Lihue, Hawaii, U.S.
• Kapaa (Ono Ono Shave Ice)
• Kilauea (The Coconut Experience)
• Hanalei (Princeville Airport)
• Hanalei (Lumaha'i Beach)
• Hanalei (Hanalei Beach)
Hanalei (Old Hanalei School - Hanalei Gourmet) or Princeville (Taro Plantation)
• Princeville (Makai Golf Club)
• Ha'ena State Park (Ha'ena Beach)
• Ha'ena State Park (Ke'e Beach)
Teams will rip open their clue at the Pit Start to find out their final destination: Kauai, Hawaii! Once arriving in Kauai, teams will take a cab to Ono Ono Shave Ice where they must order a guava ice and consume the chilly treat to reveal their next clue on the bottom of their cup, The Coconut Experience. After finding the next clue (box), teams will ride a cab to Princeville Airport. At the airport, teams will be flown by helicopter over the luscious island nearing Lumaha'i Beach - once above the target spot requires both team members to perform a tandem skydive onto the beach to locate the next clue (box). The clue instructed teams to build a wooden boat that resembles the Mālia, a 20th century canoe originally designed and constructed by James Takeo Yamasaki, then row it east to Hanalei Beach where a hula dancer will give teams their next clue unveiling the final Detour.
This Detour will let teams choose between two different tasks all featuring a Hawaiian staple food, taro, in "Working" or "Lurking". In Working, teams must take a cab to Hanalei Gourmet at the Old Hanalei School where they must make poi by boiling and mashing taro corm while adding just the right amount of water to the plant stems to create a mixture known to locals as a "two-finger" consistency. If teams achieve the perfect texture, they must deliver the poi to the lunch ladies in the cafeteria at Hanalei Elementary School to receive their next clue. In Lurking, teams must take a cab to an obscure taro plantation where they must walk the perimeters of the 20+ large fields in search of a dot-marked taro root. After finding one of three roots, teams will open the vegetable to find their next clue.
After the Detour, teams traveled to Makai Golf Club where each team member must stand 50 meters away from Hole 3 and attempt to score a hole-in-one to receive their next clue telling them to take a cab to Ha'ena Beach. Once arrived, teams will meet their final Roadblock.
[Numeric memory RB using seashells as answer devices
The clue after the final Roadblock will require teams to harvest a floating treasure chest from the surface of the Pacific Ocean by unchaining the chest latched to a hook & line down to the ocean floor. Then, they must carry the chest westward along the coast approximately 1-mi onto the Finish Line at Ke'e Beach. First team to successfully check in on the gigantic mat will obviously win $1 million.